Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for VLAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VLAN over the 6 months to 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual LAN (VLAN)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 37 70
Rank change year-on-year -16 +33 -
Contract jobs citing VLAN 12 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.78% 2.99% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 10.74% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 3
Lancashire median daily rate £433 £450 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% +41.73% -
10th Percentile £403 £413 £302
90th Percentile £472 £488 £357
North West median daily rate £445 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +17.88% -5.63% +35.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £160.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +70.59% +13.33% -62.50%

VLAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 76 149 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.29% 27.80% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 77 51
Lancashire median daily rate £464 £448 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +19.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £339 £250
90th Percentile £593 £550 £465
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Lancashire median hourly rate £13.87 £11.72 £20.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.34% -41.62% +74.57%
10th Percentile £9.63 £10.30 £12.68
90th Percentile £80.25 £31.96 £40.23
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -14.29%

VLAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing VLAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for VLAN in Lancashire

VLAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VLAN in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VLAN in Lancashire

VLAN
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLAN within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 16 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley - 11 £433 -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
VLAN
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VLAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for VLAN.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) EMC
2 11 (91.67%) SAN
2 11 (91.67%) Hitachi
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
2 11 (91.67%) DMZ
2 11 (91.67%) Sun
2 11 (91.67%) AIX
2 11 (91.67%) Solaris
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Windows 2000
2 11 (91.67%) Windows NT
2 11 (91.67%) Client/Server
2 11 (91.67%) IIS
2 11 (91.67%) Web Services
2 11 (91.67%) Unix
2 11 (91.67%) DNS
2 11 (91.67%) IBM
2 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 10 (83.33%) Palo Alto
3 10 (83.33%) Windows XP
4 9 (75.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) C
6 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003

VLAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (91.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) DMZ
1 11 (91.67%) DNS
1 11 (91.67%) SAN
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
1 8 (66.67%) Technical Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (91.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) AIX
2 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Solaris
2 11 (91.67%) Unix
2 11 (91.67%) Windows 2000
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
2 11 (91.67%) Windows NT
3 10 (83.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (8.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) EMC
1 11 (91.67%) Hitachi
1 11 (91.67%) IBM
1 11 (91.67%) Red Hat
1 11 (91.67%) Sun
2 10 (83.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard